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FTC’s Big Data Report Provides Recommendations, Raises Compliance Issues

The Federal Trade Commission has released a report examining the benefits, potential risks, and legality of the use of big data in business. Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion? Understanding the Issues focuses on how big data is used after it is collected and how that information could result in discrimination against consumers. The primary goal of the report is to provide businesses with important information on the relevant laws to big data analytics, as well as guidelines on how to use big data effectively while remaining compliant and non-discriminatory, according to the FTC. “Big data’s role is…

Feds State They Will Expect ‘Good Faith Efforts to Comply’ With TRID

The federal banking regulators (including the CFPB) confirmed in an Oct. 1 letter that “[e]xaminers will expect supervised entities to make good faith efforts to comply with the [‘Know Before You Owe’ TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure] Rule’s requirements in a timely manner.” More specifically, “examiners will consider the institution’s implementation plan, including actions taken to update policies, procedures, and processes; its training of appropriate staff; and its handling of early technical problems or other implementation challenges.” A copy of the letter issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is available here. The CFPB’s related press release is available…

Federal Banking Regulators Issue Joint Final Flood Insurance Rule

Five of the federal banking regulatory agencies (FDIC, FRB, OCC, FCA, and NCUA) recently issued a joint final flood insurance rule, which among other things: Requires escrowing of flood insurance payments for non-exempt loans secured by residential improved real estate or mobile homes that are made, increased, extended or renewed on or after Jan. 1, 2016; Requires that borrowers be given the option to escrow flood insurance premiums and fees, as to residential loans extant as of Jan. 1, 2016; Clarifies that regulated lending institutions and servicers acting on their behalf are allowed to charge for lender-placed flood insurance; and States…